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Mission Active Older Adults Center

The Mission YMCA Active Older Adults Center, located in the Outer Mission and Excelsior Neighborhoods, provides social, nutritional, educational, and recreational activities to keep older adults actively involved in our community. Our weekly program include a daily lunch program, exercise classes, trips, special events, presentations and appointments with community professionals and health counseling. Come by and be part of all the fun! We are located on Mission Street, between Bosworth and Trumbull Street. If you have questions, or would like to find out more about our center, please call us at (415) 586-6900.

Lunch Program

Project Open Hand

We offer lunch Monday through Friday at 11:40 AM and serve a nutritionally balance hot meal specially prepared for anyone over 65. There is no cost, but there is a suggested donation of $2.00 for lunch. Younger friends are welcome, also at no cost, but with a suggested donation of $6.00 for lunch. Reservations are required. You can reserve your meal by calling our reservation line and leaving a message at 415 452 7565.

Food Distribution

San Francisco & Marin Food Bank

Every Tuesday the San Francisco Food Bank provides one bag of groceries and one bag of produce to low income seniors. For more information please call Juan Kanagui at 415 452 7581 with any questions.

Social Engagements


Exercise your competitive spirit! Bingo games include Four Corners, Basket in the Corner, and Inside Picture Frame. You don’t want to miss this exciting action.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

12:30 pm-2:30 pm


Join us after lunch for a fun raffle! Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 pm.


Celebrate your birthday or the holidays alongside your Mission Y friends. Birthday and holiday celebrations are held once a month.

Upcoming Birthday Celebrations:

  • December Birthdays 12/14/18

  • January Birthdays 01/25/19

  • February Birthdays 02/22/19

  • March Birthdays 03/29/19

We will provide you with a free lunch as well as a small gift from the Y. Don’t forget to reserve your lunch with Ivania by calling 415 452 7565.

Upcoming Holiday Celebrations Dates:

  • Holiday Lunch 12/21/18

  • New Year's Lunch and Live Music 12/28/18

  • Valentine's Day 02/23/19

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Juan at 415-452-7581; jkanagui@ymcasf.org


Trips & Excursions


The Mission YMCA provides a variety of trips, explore a new part of San Francisco or visit a new city - the possibilities are endless. Trips are open to YMCA members and Community Participants. Our trips fill up quickly so don’t delay in signing up! Registration is required. If you are new to our Y family and haven’t taken a trip with us before, please stop by our front desk to pick up a registration form prior to attending trips. Please note, reservations are not complete until payments are completed. Payments can be taken in person at the front desk at the Mission Y. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are all acceptable. Seats can be reserved upon payment and any other questions can be directed to Juan Kanagui 415 452 7581.

Casino Trips

2018 Schedule

9/6/18 Graton

10/4/18 River Rock

11/1/18 Red Hawk

12/6/18 Graton

1/3/19 Cache Creek

2/17/19 Thunder Valley

3/7/19 Red Hawk



Please be at the Mission YMCA at 7:30 AM. The charter bus leaves promptly at 8:00 AM and returns approximately at 5:00 PM. The Mission Y does not have a parking lot and participants will need to locate street parking on adjacent streets.


$23 Facility Members | $27 Community Participants

Price includes transportation only.


Upcoming Field Trips

San Francisco Zoo

September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am


Apple Hill Farms, Camino, CA

October 18, 2018 at 8:00 am


SMUIN "The Christmas Ballet"

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

December 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm


For information about field trips and excursions, please contact (415) 586-6900.

Health & Wellness

Exercise and Wellness Classes

The Mission Y offers an array of exercise classes, all designed with you in mind. Starting January 1st, 2017, classes are $5 drop-in or $25 for unlimited exercise classes at the Mission YMCA. There is no additional cost to Facility Members or Silver and Fit Members, and we offer 2 free classes taught by City College professors.

Class Schedule

9:30 AM-11:15 AM Mind Body and Tai Chi Chi - FREE
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Zumba (Please note this class is high intensity, please view our schedule page here for instructor info)


9:15 AM-10:00 AM Nia
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Health, Nutrition and Movement - FREE
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Line Dance
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Zumba (Please note this class is high intensity, please view our schedule page here for instructor info)


9:00 AM-10:00 AM Body Dynamics I - FREE
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Line Dance 
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Hatha Yoga II


9:30 AM- 10:30 Am Yoga
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Art for Older Adults - FREE
6:00 PM-6:50 PM Meditation
7:00 PM-8:00 PM Zumba


9:30 AM-10:30 AM Gentle Tai Chi


For the most up-to-date information, please visit our classes & Schedule page.

Free Health Screenings

Free health screenings are available to the community at the Mission YMCA on a drop-in basis. Come every month for a different screening: cholesterol, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure. These screenings are made possible by Community Health Resource Center, and a generous contribution from Chevron and the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund.

When: Screenings are held every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

2018 Schedule

  • 7/13/18 - Cholesterol
  • 7/27/18 - Glucose
  • 8/10/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
  • 8/24/18 - Cholesterol
  • 9/14/18 - Glucose
  • 9/28/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
  • 10/12/18 - Cholesterol
  • 10/26/18 - Glucose
  • 11/09/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
  • 11/19/18 -  Cholesterol* (Rescheduled to a Monday due to the holiday)
  • 12/14/18 - Glucose
  • 12/28/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI


Health and Wellness Talks

Health Presentation: Can You Hear Me?

Date: Friday, August 17, 2018

Time: 10:45-11:45 am

Presented by Robert Miley, Au. D., Chief Audiologist

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

Cost: FREE



Meet Finnegan, a “Purebred Chorkie”, and snuggle super-hero who despite his small size, is a giant in the love department! Always the perfect buddy, Finn makes his every friend feel extra special. 

Join us every 3rd Monday of the month.

Time: 11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Sponsored by: Animal Assisted Therapy Program of the SPCA


Health, Nutrition, and Movement Class - FREE

Time: 10:00 AM-11:20 AM

Tuesday, March 13           Getting Enough Magnesium could lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Tuesday March 20            Eat More Plant-based Foods

Tuesday, March 27           SPRING BREAK - No Class

Tuesday, April 3                Processed Foods: What’s OK and What to Avoid

Tuesday, April 10              Halt Pre-Diabetes with 5 Diet Tips

Tuesday, April 17              Folate

Tuesday, April 24             Organic Foods

Tuesday, May 1                DASH Eating Plan

Tuesday, May 8                Iron Rich Foods

Tuesday, May 15              Using Herbs

Tuesday, May 22              Calcium


Free Classes

Painting 101

This course develops formal artistic skills using acrylic, watercolor, pastel, color pencil and graphite. Beginning and advanced students will study and develop art techniques through drawing and the practice. Individual and group instruction includes composition, color mixing, and the proper use of brushes and substrates such as paper. No experience necessary, beginners are welcomed!

Date: Every Thursday 

Time: 1:00 PM-3:15 PM

Cost: Free

Please note: Students may need to supply their own materials.